Anti-Deportation Ireland is a multi-ethnic grassroots network of activists, asylum seekers, refugees, community workers, trade unionists, and academics who have come together to campaign against forced deportation in Ireland, and for the abolition of the "direct provision" system. ADI firmly believes that deportation is inhuman, unnecessary, and a violation of an individual's fundamental human rights, especially the right to seek and receive protection. Deportations legtimise force and institutionalise brutality against asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.
ADI has the following specific demands: - An immediate end to all deportations - The immeditate abolition of the direct provision system - The right to work for people seeking asylum.
ADI takes effective action through: - Documenting the human and financial costs of deportations, based on the literature already existing in Ireland and abroad, and on individuals' personal testimonies - Raising awareness amongst the general public about these issues through meetings, seminars and publications - Organising public events, peaceful protests, and support campaigns for asylum seekers and deportees - Networking with other groups campaigning against deportation in Europe and elsewhere.
Passaport Project's collaboration with Anti-Deportation Ireland began in May 2015, on the occasion of a mini-tour of the Passport poemthrough Dublin, Cork and Limerick.
Valid for all peoples, and for all landscapes. For citizen or villager, wherever you were born. Your worth is not proportional to the population of your country. Entry free of duty, no need for a stamp or visa, the doors are unscrewed from the jambs.